Research Fellow: Cost-benefit analysis of zero-carbon technologies in heating and cooling

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Posted
Friday, 10 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 1 October 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Part time/ Full time - Full Time 
Permanent or Contract/ Fixed Term: Fixed Term-  This post is available for the period 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2023 in the first instance.
Salary:  The salary range will be £36,770 - £44,388 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
London

Research Fellow: Cost-benefit analysis of zero-carbon technologies in heating and cooling
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

An EPSRC project “Heat Accumulation from Renewables with Valid Energy Storage and Transformation – HARVEST” (£1.5 million) has been jointly awarded to UCL and the University of Birmingham. This project aims to develop a novel technology for generating zero-carbon heating in winter and cooling in summer. The investigators are a multidisciplinary team with decarbonisation experts in economic analysis, environmental assessment, and technology development.

The team at UCL will carry out techno-economic assessment of the proposed technical solution and analyse its role in achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero carbon emission targets. The successful applicant will assess the carbon emissions reduction effects of the proposed solution under different scenarios by 2050 and carry out cost-benefits analysis at the national level. Policy implications will be given for the UK’s energy and climate strategies, such as renewable heat incentive and zero-carbon heating targets.  This post is available for the period 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2023 in the first instance.

The complex nature of the project requires a candidate with insightful, reflective and critical capabilities and knowledge of energy system modelling and carbon emission accounting. The candidate should master at least one programming language. Experience of working in a research environment is desirable, together with stakeholder management experience to enable them to manage the partnership effectively. They will have a commitment to high-quality research and development and be able to work collaboratively as part of a team.  They will hold a good Bachelor’s degree and a PhD in economics, management, or a relevant built environment subject. 

The Research Fellow will work towards liaising with colleagues at UCL and across the consortium at all levels and in different business functions; have a proactive approach and ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats is essential. They will have effective written and verbal communication skills; project management and implementation skills; administrative (e.g. time management, reporting) and IT skills (e.g. interface design and data analytics); and basic research skills and the ability to analyse and write up data.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/  and search on Reference Number 1878584

For academic queries about the post, please contact Dr Zhifu Mi email z.mi@ucl.ac.uk

For queries about the application process, please contact Pollyanna Turner, School Administrator email pollyanna.turner@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 1/10/2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: tbc

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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